The Things I Don’t Know About Nail Polish

Okay, so I have a teal1Yes, I know the picture makes it look blue. It’s teal, I swear. fingernail for ovarian cancer awareness month and to honor someone special. This morning I thought it was time to add a second coat, spiff it up a little for church so it would look really nice.

I painted on the second coat, all by myself,2Ashley put on the first coat, but I had her do the right pinky so I could work on it myself later. waited, put it under cold water. All is good … or so I thought.

At church, I rubbed the nail,3Shiny and smooth! and a blob of the second coat came off and maybe a little of the first that was under it. It’s not supposed to do that! Keeping pretty nails is hard!

Clearly women have some secret knowledge here.4Maybe I need to think of this like painting a car: smooth, sand, primer, wait, sand, paint, wait, sand, topcoat, buff… Anyone care to share?

By Brent Logan

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1 comment

  1. After a weekend working with my hands, and a third coat now drying (yeah, I’m typing this one-handed), I’m starting to understand why it might be better to paint toe nails — keeping pretty finger nails is hard work! ;-)

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